3rd Desertec Deal Signed – Algerian Solar Will Ship to the EU

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Algeria’s state-owned Sonelgaz has just signed the third deal in the MENA region to export desert solar power to Europe, with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate with the European Desertec Initiative (DII) in the export of solar from the country, according to a report at Platts. Algeria’s Sonelgaz is already a pioneer in solar/gas hybrid power in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region.

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13 Arab Nations Get Energy Future Mapped in Helpful New Report

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There is a new report out underscoring the amount of renewable energy being developed in the Arab world with Morocco, Jordan and Egypt coming out as the big winners in the region. The report released by the RCEEE (Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency) in Cairo documents that there are currently 1.55 GW of large-scale renewable energy projects combined in the Arab world. Energy

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$109 Billion Solar Plan to Power a Third of Saudi Arabia

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Maher al- Odan, a consultant at the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE) announced a plan to have 41 GW of solar capacity within two decades. This is a very serious move by a country well able to afford this kind of investment, that till recently has lagged the rest of the MENA region in renewables trailing Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and the United Arab Emirates.

Shale gas and fracking lies exposed in Tunisia by local bloggers

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Recent statements from Mohamed Akrout, CEO of ETAP, Ben Rchid Dali, CEO of energy, Zuhair El Khadi, research director at the institute of Strategic Studies and various economist at the Tunisian Institute of Competitiveness and Quantitative Studies all deny the existence of shale gas drilling in Tunisia. Even though these renewable energies have their drawbacks too, the reality of exploitation of shale gas portrays a far grimmer reality for Tunisians.

Plan B 4.0 – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Cutting carbon emissions will require both a worldwide revolution in energy efficiency and a shift from oil, coal, and gas to wind, solar, and geothermal energy. The energy efficiency revolution will transform everything from lighting to transportation. The shift to renewable sources of energy is moving at a pace and on a scale we could not imagine even two years ago. The energy transition is under way. Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Plan B 4.0:

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Nuclear Power Continues World Dependence on Middle East Oil

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In its haste to free itself from oil-powered electricity, during the Arab oil shocks of the &# 70s, France switched to nuclear energy. Since then, it has been the poster child nation for nuclear energy, getting almost 80% of its electricity from nuclear power. “The high grades will be depleted within a decade,&# says energy analyst Jan Willem Storm van Leeuwen, at Ceedata, which advises European governments on energy.